Speak a Word for Freedom

Speak a Word for Freedom

Women against Slavery

Janet Willen, Marjorie Gann

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From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners. Without their efforts, emancipation would have taken much longer. And the commitment of today's women, who fight against human trafficking and child slavery, descends directly from that of the early female activists. Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery tells the story of fourteen of these women. Meet Alice Seeley Harris, the British missionary whose graphic photographs of mutilated Congolese rubber slaves in 1904 galvanized a nation; Hadijatou Mani, the woman from Niger who successfully sued her own government in 2008 for failing to protect her from slavery, as well as Elizabeth Freeman, Elizabeth Heyrick, Ellen Craft, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frances Anne Kemble, Kathleen Simon, Fredericka Martin, Timea Nagy, Micheline Slattery, Sheila Roseau and Nina Smith. With photographs, source notes, and index.


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Janet Willen:
Janet Willen has been a writer and editor for more than thirty years, working on publications ranging from remedial writing curricula to articles on health and safety. Her first book co-authored with Marjorie Gann, Five Thousand Years of Slavery, was published to much critical acclaim. Janet holds a master's degree in political science from the New School for Social Research. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Marjorie Gann, an educator for over thirty years, has written language arts materials for elementary grades. While living and working in Atlantic Canada, she wrote Discover Canada: New Brunswick. The first book she co-authored with Janet Willen, Five Thousand Years of Slavery, was chosen as the Silver Winner - Book of the Year Awards for YA. Non-Fiction by ForeWord Reviews. Marjorie now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband.


Janet Willen has been a writer and editor for more than thirty years, working on publications ranging from remedial writing curricula to articles on health and safety. Her first book co-authored with Marjorie Gann, Five Thousand Years of Slavery, was published to much critical acclaim. Janet holds a master's degree in political science from the New School for Social Research. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Marjorie Gann, an educator for over thirty years, has written language arts materials for elementary grades. While living and working in Atlantic Canada, she wrote Discover Canada: New Brunswick. The first book she co-authored with Janet Willen, Five Thousand Years of Slavery, was chosen as the Silver Winner - Book of the Year Awards for YA. Non-Fiction by ForeWord Reviews. Marjorie now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband.

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